Drug Testing for Worker’s Compensation Benefits in Georgia

Drug and alcohol use can lead to serious problems in the workplace. According to reports, 38 to 50% of all workers’ compensation claims are drug and alcohol-related. For this reason, the state of Georgia has […]

What’s the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability?

Getting injured on the job can uproot your life. You may be in pain, have medical bills piling up, and become stressed over not knowing when you will be healthy enough to return to work. […]

Are You the Victim of Construction Employer Negligence?

In recent years, Savannah has experienced a boom in construction throughout the city. In 2016, the city issued building permits for projects that totaled $574 million, a 40 percent increase from the previous year. This […]

What Services Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Provide?

Many workers in Georgia suffer serious injuries on the job each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that Georgia’s annual work injury rate is 2.7 per 100 workers. To put this figure into […]

Can You Still Get Workers’ Comp with a Pre-Existing Injury or Condition?

Many of us experience the occasional aches, pains and other symptoms that result from prior injuries and chronic medical conditions. While these symptoms generally do not impact your day-to-day abilities, on-the-job accidents can aggravate these […]

10 Tips for a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you suffer injuries in a workplace accident in Atlanta, GA, what do you need to do to ensure you receive all the benefits under Georgia workers’ compensation to which you are entitled? Dealing with […]

Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation System

Original Post date: July 8, 2013. Updated to reflect current laws May 13, 2016. Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Decoded Sometimes Georgia’s workers’ compensation system seems like it has more acronyms than that of the U.S. government!  […]

Return to Work – Light-Duty vs. Full-Duty

Workers’ Compensation Law Regarding Work Restrictions When a physician “releases” you from work that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re 100% better or ready to work full-time regular hours. You may be released on light-duty restrictions. At […]

Surveillance through Insurance Companies after Work Injuries

In workers’ compensation, when we talk about surveillance we’re not talking about cold war tactics or a spy ring. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will often hire private investigators to follow injured employees. This is done in […]

Changes to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws

On May 6, 2013, Governor Deal signed House Bill 154, which brings about a few significant changes to the Georgia workers’ compensation system, effective July 1, 2013. Those changes include: For those accidents occurring on […]